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Orange in the NFL: How’d former Syracuse stars do in Week 6 of the 2020 season?

A quiet week for Orange NFL stars.

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

With the Syracuse Orange win, football of all forms becomes slightly more enjoyable at all levels. With 7 former Orange stars on active rosters (and more on practice squads), our Orange in the NFL recaps are filling out nicely. (All stats from NFL.com)

Chandler Jones, Arizona Cardinals

A tough start to this week’s update; Chandler’s 2020 is done after an MRI confirmed the worst and the linebacker had to undergo surgery to repair a bicep injury. There was hope there would be non-surgery options, but the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year Runner Up will now be on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.

Justin Pugh, Arizona Cardinals

Pugh started against the Cowboys in the Cards 38-10 romp, playing 100% of offensive snaps for the first time since Week 2.

Riley Dixon, New York Giants

The Giants got back in the W column with a 20-19 win over the Washington Football team, and for the second straight week, Dixon only punted twice. This week, he only averaged 35 yards per punt, but mostly a function of field location. One punt pinned Washington inside their own 20, and the other was returned for just 2 yards.

Zaire Franklin, Indianapolis Colts

Zaire was quiet, not logging any stats, but logged 9 snaps on defense another 24 on special teams in the Colts win over Cincinnati Bengals.

Alton Robinson, Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks were on a Bye Week in Week 6.

Sterling Hofrichter, Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons dominated the Minnesota Vikings, and Hof wasn’t as busy punting as he was holding (pictured above). Hof only punted twice, for an average of 34 yards. One was kicked out of bounds and the other was fair caught.

Trishton Jackson, Los Angeles Rams

Jackson was inactive for the Rams loss to the San Fransisco 49ers.

Doug Marrone, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jags were beaten soundly by the Detroit Lions, warming up Doug Marrone’s seat.


Glad to see some solid names getting some run in the newest NFL season.